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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 9, 2013 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like viewing a Monet on a crappy cell phone.

I thought it was interesting that, if I understand this correctly from an earlier post, sometimes what you hear on a SBD can be almost the opposite of what was heard in the hall: if one instrument was way up, it might not feed as much through the board, which had something to do with sending it to the PAs.OK, I've probably got that totally wrong, but that's how I understood it. (Fortunately someone will probably correct me.) But it makes sense to me, cuz I also don't remember Brent as being all THAT dominant.

My first shows were Keith and Donna, but that was only one run, and then it was Brent. I never liked the tinkly piano, and as I recall, that was a big reason why a lot of people were pretty slow to warm to him as "the new guy." But the B3 was always there too. I don't think the Toys R Us piano was all that super-dominant at the time; of course, maybe I blocked it :-)

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Apr 9, 2013 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like viewing a Monet on a crappy cell phone.

you hit the nail right on the head. Inverse of what was really heard in the crowd.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 9, 2013 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like viewing a Monet on a crappy cell phone.

I assume that's why Charlie Miller et al do their jobs with the SBDs. Because otherwise it's not balanced or even representative historically. (Although those two things could be different. One person's "balanced" could be another person's "too much Brent," etc.)

But Phil also drops out of a lot of AUDs, which he didn't in the halls. My understanding is that this is because of how mics capture bass. (Namely, badly.) So when Phil is missing, it's not just the Heineken. Or so I've gathered, although I could be totally off base ...

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Apr 9, 2013 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like viewing a Monet on a crappy cell phone.

This is why Hunter's matrix's are quite popular. You can offset the deficiancies of each by combining them. But it takes a loving ear to do it right.

too much Brent is too much, too much Jerry is impossible.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 9, 2013 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like viewing a Monet on a crappy cell phone.

LOL, I thought that, too. No one ever says "too much Jerry." And too much Phil is also impossible IMO.

When people remaster SBDs don't they also adjust levels?

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Apr 10, 2013 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like viewing a Monet on a crappy cell phone.

you can't adjust the 2 track recordings very much. Just a little EQ here a little compression there. You can add and subtract some of Phil's low low and some of the very high end cymbals, but the instruments are pretty much set in stone without a multi-track recording, especially when they are so far out of balance, as the Brent-Jerry relationship seems to be.


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